Best Reviewed Books of January

 

THE MAP TO ABUNDANCE by Boni Lonnsburry

Genres: Inspiration/Spiritual, Self-Help

IR Verdict: Author Boni Lonnsburry pulls off the difficult feat of merging spiritualism, motivational lessons and economics in this effective instructional manual for becoming rich.

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THE TORCH BETRAYAL by Glenn Dyer

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: Author Glenn Dyer breathes new life into the most mined of genres, the World War II espionage thriller, in this page-turning tale of agents trying to uncover embedded traitors seeking to subvert the Allies’ first invasion of Nazi-held territory.

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ADA: SOLSTICE VOLITION by Michael J. Fleming

Genre: Science Fiction

IR Verdict: Author Michael J. Fleming creates an unforgettable cast in this dystopian story of teens in a world that is, by turns, excessively courteous and violent. Like the young heroine who flies across its cover, ADA: SOLSTICE VOLITION soars.

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HARDBARNED! by Christopher J. Driver

Genre: Memoir

IR Verdict: In turn reflective and irreverent, Christopher J. Driver masterfully evades bitterness throughout his endeavors to find employment, and finally grows his experience into a moving reflection in his memoir HARDBARNED!

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WHEN IT’S NEVER ABOUT YOU by Ilene S. Cohen Ph.D.

Genre: Self-Help

IR Verdict: In WHEN IT’S NEVER ABOUT YOU, Dr. Ilene Strauss Cohen provides a factual, case-based argument for making the transition to self-confidence and self-reliance.

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PERMANENT HAPPINESS by Iyabo Ojikutu MD

Genres: Inspirational/Spiritual, Self-Help

IR Verdict: PERMANENT HAPPINESS is a guidebook that includes much common-sense advice, presented in a warm, generous, and enthusiastic manner.

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RISE AND FALL OF THE 80’S TOON EMPIRE by Jason Waguespack

Genre: Pop Culture

IR Verdict: RISE AND FALL OF THE 80’S TOON EMPIRE is a great read for cartoon fans desiring a deeper look into the origin and demise of their favorite childhood shows.

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ART: BECOME CONFIDENT FAST by Aron Kuehnemann

Genres: History, How-To

IR Verdict: ART: BECOME CONFIDENT FAST sketches a valuable and solid framework for discerning the nebulous intricacies of visual art and its makers. Though this study may not be exhaustive, Kuehnemann blends thorough research, thoughtful questions, well-drawn historical anecdotes, and skillful aesthetic methodology, making for a constructive art world guide.

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SHATTERED TRIANGLE by William P. Messenger

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: William P. Messenger excels in a story that brings three childhood friends together again in much more than a mere murder mystery. Along the way he provides commentary on “bromances,” how much you really know your friend, God and revenge, and whether the ends justify the means.

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JATE’S BOY by Peter B. Sellers

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: Author Peter B. Sellers has created a terrific sense of place in JATE’S BOY, while also delivering snappy dialogue and thrilling intrigue.

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AN AMERICAN CAGE by Ted Galdi

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: Writer Ted Galdi obviously knows what he’s doing, and his prose shows practiced skill. Interesting characters raise AN AMERICAN CAGE above the usual thriller and for that it is well worth the read.

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THE PARIS WRITERS CIRCLE by Norma Hopcraft

Genre: Literary Fiction

IR Verdict: THE PARIS WRITERS CIRCLE is the uplifting, transformational tale of four expats suffering dark days in the City of Light who form an unlikely alliance when they meet twice a month in a café to discuss writing techniques and their lives.

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A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR by Joseph Wurtenbaugh

Genre: Historical Fiction

IR Verdict: Set in the early years of Nazi Germany, A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR offers a warning as well as hope.

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DENVER MOON: THE MINDS OF MARS by Joshua Viola + Warren Hammond

Genre: Science Fiction

IR Verdict: DENVER MOON: THE MINDS OF MARS combines “Blade Runner” and the original “Total Recall” with a dash of old-school detective noir that is hard to put down and leaves the reader wanting more.

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WAITING FOR FRIDAY by Frank McGee

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

IR Verdict: Frank McGee’s superb novel, WAITING FOR FRIDAY, is a compelling read that combines the preciseness of investigative journalism with a heavy dose of noir. 

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THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS by John Eidswick

Genre: Literary Fiction

IR Verdict: THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is a haunting literary fantasy filled with unique characters and told with poetic grace.

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CHILDREN OF ANOTHER BIBLE by Jonathan Maas

Genre: Science Fiction

IR Verdict: CHILDREN OF ANOTHER BIBLE is an excellent start to what hopefully will be a series, which will carry through the creative and complex world-building and stage-setting begun here, in order to fully realize the story it begins.

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